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DOT Construction Signs Hacked To Read 'Impeach Obama'
KTUU Alaska ^ | 7-5-2012 | Todd Walker

Posted on 07/06/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT by Species8472

Several electronic road construction signs around Anchorage were hacked late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Signs that normally display closure and detour information, like the one on Minnesota Drive near 100th Avenue, were changed to read “Impeach Obama.” That particular sign wasn’t fixed until sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday.

It happened because DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad.

Construction managers say sign-hacking has never happened before, so they never thought to lock the boxes.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: dot; impeach; obama
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Now thats funny!
1 posted on 07/06/2012 12:36:37 AM PDT by Species8472
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To: Species8472

‘Impeach Obama’

Works for me.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 12:43:49 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Species8472

Cool!


3 posted on 07/06/2012 12:44:39 AM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Species8472
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4 posted on 07/06/2012 12:46:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: F15Eagle

All I can say is that this is a “Good sign”


5 posted on 07/06/2012 12:52:53 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

bttt


6 posted on 07/06/2012 1:00:49 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: saintgermaine

Yeah, I wouldn’t have fixed it for, oh, 10 or 12 weeks.

Seems to me the sign was doing a public service, lol.


7 posted on 07/06/2012 1:04:20 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Species8472

8 posted on 07/06/2012 1:07:36 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Species8472
It happened because DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad.

That's handy to know.

9 posted on 07/06/2012 1:13:07 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Species8472

LOL Sweet


10 posted on 07/06/2012 1:13:50 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Thanks for posting.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 1:27:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Cementjungle

I am pretty sure they lock them now.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 2:15:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: rawcatslyentist

13 posted on 07/06/2012 2:16:11 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Species8472

I have three witnesses who will swear I was somewhere else.

That is nothing, hacking the the e-boards is simple.

The real challenge is making a copy right down to the same color, does not have to be solar powered, just a mockup made of wood, a working copy that can be lost.

Then you build a couple dozen for your average town and you place them in high traffic corridors, just pull off the highway, drop the hitch, activate and leave.

the next step is to hack the Amber Alerts.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 2:22:00 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Species8472

That would have made my day to be driving home from work and seeing one of these, BRAVO computer geeks!


15 posted on 07/06/2012 2:38:55 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Species8472
"It happened because DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad."

Then why doesn't it say:

"I Love Obama?"

16 posted on 07/06/2012 2:39:51 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Yea, hacking Amber Alerts is the key to victory! /sarc


17 posted on 07/06/2012 2:58:21 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: PghBaldy

Yes hacking Amber Alerts shows the depth and passion to wage a war against oppression, by any means available.

ANY means available.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 3:00:58 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Amber Alert: Missing President last seen at local golf course.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 3:12:36 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Eye of Unk
the next step is to hack the Amber Alerts.

You didn't mean that seriously?

20 posted on 07/06/2012 4:16:13 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Cementjungle

Also, the default password is “ DOTS” .


21 posted on 07/06/2012 4:20:15 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: ETL

Well I was afraid it would be too ambitious to hack the Emergency Weather Alert system, or the Presidential Emergency Alert broadcasted to all cellphones.

Imagine the warbling weather Emergency tone on your radio or TV, and then you get that semi-computerized message...

IMPEACH OBAMA


22 posted on 07/06/2012 4:20:39 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Cementjungle

Also...

“Should it will ask you for a password. Try “DOTS”, the default password.
In all likelihood, the crew will not have changed it. However if they did, never fear. Hold “Control” and “Shift” and while holding, enter “DIPY”. This will reset the sign and reset the password to “DOTS” in the process. You’re in!”


23 posted on 07/06/2012 4:22:21 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Species8472

That was totally juvenile in inappropriate.

Now excuse me while I go laugh my *** off.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 4:22:49 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Species8472

That was totally juvenile and inappropriate.

Now excuse me while I go laugh my *** off.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 4:22:59 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Eye of Unk
This sort of tactic would likely have the *opposite* effect on many people, especially those who don't follow politics closely and are still unsure about Obama. It's the kind of thing the far Left does, tampering with public safety devices to make a political point. I prefer the following approach...

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26 posted on 07/06/2012 4:42:27 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Species8472

This is too funny......


27 posted on 07/06/2012 4:47:43 AM PDT by stockpirate (Slaves to the collective! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: ETL

Please put up the “Miss Me Yet?” billboard!

That’s my favorite. Sends a positive message of uplift.

And I do miss Dubya. Truly a class act.


28 posted on 07/06/2012 4:49:28 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: ETL

Its war against Obama, no rules, no slacking. Better this than trying to organize a Continental Militia, making laws that mandate a percentage of firearms at all retail outlets must be allocated for militia use, the requirements of basic training, the appropriations of commercial equipment for the transfer of members, supplies.

hacking DOT signs is trivial, it does seem childish but during WW2 many childish stunts were pulled off by the Brits and yanks that forced the Germans to waste resources upon.

Obama is losing resources, I hope he feels the pinch, I want to see him going to bed at night praying to “his” god for more money.

I really want to encourage ANY way to get a message out, even if its drawing it onto dirty cars at parking lots.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Species8472

“The Alaska Governors office refuses to comment on the incident.”


30 posted on 07/06/2012 4:57:14 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

The Alaska Daily News that is so far left wing it can only walk in left hand circles refuses to comment as well.

Funny it should happen in Anchorage the leftist utopia of the Last Frontier.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 4:59:42 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Species8472

And the problem is?

I still like the idea of sticky notes placed on gasoline pumps, checkout lines, rest rooms etc etc etc.

Has an entrepreneur come up with them yet?

It certainly didn’t take long to come up with the VRWC kits, in fact, just ran across my ‘Plank Owner’ card couple of weeks ago.


32 posted on 07/06/2012 5:13:21 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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To: elcid1970
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33 posted on 07/06/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Eye of Unk
hacking DOT signs is trivial, it does seem childish but

It's potentially dangerous and it inconveniences thousands of motorists trying to get or return to work or wherever. Hacking an Amber Alert sign, as you earlier suggested, should (rightfully) land one in jail. I can't believe you seriously suggested it. Every second counts when it comes to child abduction.

34 posted on 07/06/2012 5:25:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: xrmusn; All

Has an entrepreneur come up with them yet?
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Hmm...before the ‘flaming’ starts, I did my homework after posting this and find about 6 millions matters on this subject....
One of the best I saw was (no, I am not a MOC so I didn’t read all 6 million .. HA) just buy the blanks and do messages by hand so it looks more ‘home spun’.


35 posted on 07/06/2012 5:26:23 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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I still like the idea of sticky notes placed on gasoline pumps, checkout lines, rest rooms etc etc etc.

Taken with my cellphone in Midtown Manhattan.

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36 posted on 07/06/2012 5:29:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Species8472

Our beloved President is brilliant, really-really smart, intelligent, all-knowing, magnificent and great and anyone who wants him impeached is a knuckle-dragging,
bible-thumping, gun-loving Christian moron.

/SARC/


37 posted on 07/06/2012 5:29:24 AM PDT by ripley
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To: xrmusn
Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston

NY Daily News | February 7th 2009

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/02/07/2009-02-07_street_artist_shepard_fairey_who_designe.html
________________________________________________________

From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):

Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, I’m honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepard
http://obeygiant.com/post/check-it-out
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Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.

Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/16/AR2008051601017.html
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The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people--BH. Obama

Other "images" by Fairey...


by Shepard Fairey

http://www.duckywaddles.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=744
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"Stalin Lenin", Shepard Fairey,
limited edition silkscreen, signed
and numbered. 18"X24" *SOLD OUT*
Source: http://www.duckywaddles.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=429
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"Bush Hell" by Shepard Fairey

Source:
http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Special:Search?search=bush&fulltext=Search

38 posted on 07/06/2012 5:34:11 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Species8472

I have Family in AK they HATE the Kenyan usurper up there.

The Last Frontier people know freedom and know who oppresses freedom.


39 posted on 07/06/2012 5:41:51 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: ETL

Thanks!

FWIW, I think it would be fun to hack DOT signs with some Islamic messages:

“CONVERT TO ISLAM OR DIE!”

“DEATH TO ALL INFIDELS, INSHALLAH!

“ISLAM IS THE SOLUTION” (real motto of Muslim Brotherhood)

“AMERICA NEEDS ISLAM!” (quote from Murfreesboro mosque imam)

Your average “infidel” (like me) would look and go “WTF!!!!?”


40 posted on 07/06/2012 5:53:49 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: Eye of Unk

I laughed when I read this and wondered, “Where was this, in relation to Eye of Unk?”


41 posted on 07/06/2012 6:00:27 AM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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To: Species8472

Nice to see a few sparks of rebellion.


42 posted on 07/06/2012 6:18:56 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: elcid1970

I have a better one.

GO TO HELL ALLAH!

Love, Jesus...


43 posted on 07/06/2012 6:31:20 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Cementjungle
"...DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad."

That's handy to know.

I've heard of this shortcoming before, but then, there are Hungarians in my family. They always know.

44 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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To: Species8472

Gotta love it!


45 posted on 07/06/2012 6:42:24 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: Eye of Unk
I really want to encourage ANY way to get a message out

Skywriting, or on the cheap, an airplane towing a little banner is very noticeable.

46 posted on 07/06/2012 6:45:41 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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To: Species8472

Clearly Sarah Palin’s fault!


47 posted on 07/06/2012 6:45:59 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Lady Lucky

Obama will probably wet his panties and call for the military.


48 posted on 07/06/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Species8472

First time I ever admired a Hacker


49 posted on 07/06/2012 7:03:05 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Species8472

The most amazing fact in the article is that there is really a street in Anchorage, Alaska named “100th Avenue.”

I never thought the city was that big.


50 posted on 07/06/2012 7:06:24 AM PDT by manforallseasons
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